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10 Superyachts and their Outstanding Aft Decks

May 26, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Each superyacht is unique, and so is her design and cruising experience she provides. Whether it’s a private or charter yacht, a superyacht aft deck is surely a crucial element of design. It serves to connect guests aboard with the outside marine world. World-renowned designers strive to create the most comfortable, spacious, luxurious and striking aft deck to achieve the ultimate. Here are some of the best superyachts and their cool aft decks.

 

Luna | 155m | Lloyd Werft and Stahlbau Shipyard | 2010

Built and launched by Lloyd Werf and Stahlbau Shipyard, mega yacht Luna boasts outstanding exterior design by Newcruise. Luna’s enormous aft deck hosts a massive swimming pool, which back in 2010 when the yacht was launched, was the largest on a superyacht. Incredible Luna can carry a huge amount of water toys, as well as provide amazing lavish spaces for socialising on her aft deck.

Luna in San Diego Harbour photo by Tomas Del Coro

Luna in San Diego Harbour photo by Tomas Del Coro

Alfa Nero | 82m | Oceanco | 2007

Everyone who’s ever seen the breathtaking aft deck of Alfa Nero knows that it is, perhaps, her most outstanding feature. The aft deck’s enormous swimming pool with glass waterfall converts into a helipad, which represents a great balance of luxury and functionality created by Oceanco.

Alfa-Nero

Alfa-Nero

Solandge | 85m | Lurssen | 2013

One of the most luxurious charter yachts nowadays, superyacht Solandge boasts extraordinary exterior spaces on her aft decks. Her charter guests will love the variety of lavish amenities and fun things to do while cruising in the waters of the Mediterranean this summer. A luxury pool and two hot tubs, as well as sumptuous outdoor seating areas, are there for total relaxation and ultimate entertainment. Apart from those, there are built-in bars, buffets, dining areas, an exterior cinema and a nightclub with a DJ booth. Lurssen charter yacht Solandge is available for charter in various locations, including the Caribbean this winter, from EUR €1,000,000 per week plus expenses.

Solandge

Solandge

Savannah | 83.5m | Feadship | 2015

The open aft deck areas of superyacht Savannah are simply incredible. Offering so much space, Savannah boasts amazing features, such a huge 9m swimming pool and underwater Nemo lounge. Also, Feadship Savannah has an incredibly sophisticated interior design and calm and refreshing ambience. Find out more about Savannah here, get inspired and secure her for charter this summer.

Savannah. Photo credit Feadship

Savannah. Photo credit Feadship

Lauren L | 88.5m | Cassen-Werft | 2002

There is no wonder that the 90m superyacht Lauren L is able to meet every guest’s requirements when it comes to luxury yacht charters, as she has such a great number of superb features. To begin with, Lauren L accommodates 40 guests in 20 staterooms, attended by a crew of 45. Her living spaces are spanned across four decks. Exterior spaces on the aft decks of the yacht include sunbathing areas, outside dining and bar, Jacuzzi, aromatherapy room and sauna. The bridge deck aft carries tenders, wave runners, lifeboats and other water toys. Lauren L is an ideal charter yacht for corporate events, special occasions or attending superyacht events in style. She is available from EUR€ 695,000 per week plus expenses.

Lauren L

Lauren L

Seven Seas | 86m | Oceanco | 2010

Oceanco’s shipbuilding expertise and excellence are incorporated in the design of the 86m superyacht Seven Seas. Not only she is famous for her aft decks design but also for the extremely beautiful interior created by Nuvolari Lenard. Among the highlights of Seven Seas, there are her signature Oceanco swimming pool, fully equipped gym, spa and massage room, and cinema theatre.

Seven Seas. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Seven Seas. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Motor Yacht A | 119m | Blohm + Voss | 2009

Not many have seen close up shots of motor yacht A, neither know the exact details of her interior design. However, we all know that Motor Yacht A is a unique vessel, with a head-spinning exterior created by Philippe Starck. The futuristic, extraterrestrial, dazzling, beautiful or unusual (call it what want) exterior looks particularly interesting from the aft. Unlike other mega yachts, Blohm + Voss Motor Yacht A does not show off her sunbathing spaces, large swimming pools and alfresco dining areas. If you look at her sister ship Sailing Yacht A, it seems that their owner Andrey Melnichenko appreciates privacy.

Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A in May in Monaco. Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth

Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A in May in Monaco. Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth

Dilbar | 156m | Lurssen | 2016

The list of superyachts’ impressive aft deck cannot be complete without the “Motor Yacht of the Year”, Lurssen Dilbar. The superstar of the 2017 World Superyacht Awards, Dilbar is a gigantic luxury vessel with a gross tonnage of 15,917 tonnes. She shows off her head-turning exterior by Espen Oeino anywhere she cruises. Aft decks of Dilbar are of a generous size and offer lavish areas for socialising, sunbathing and relaxation.

Lurssen Dilbar. Credit Jeff Brown

Lurssen Dilbar. Credit Jeff Brown

Kismet | 95m | Lurssen | 2014

The 95 -metre fantastic superyacht Kismet was built by Lurssen according to the design by Espen Oeino. Kismet features aft exterior spaces spanned over five decks. Aboard Kismet guests can unwind in style, host a big party, sunbathe, dine alfresco and simply get together with their beloved once. Kismet is available for charter in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean from $1,200,000 per week plus expenses.

Lurssen Superyacht Kismet

Lurssen Superyacht Kismet

Quattroelle | 88m | Lurssen | 2012

The five-deck luxury superyacht Quattroelle offers a colossal amount of exterior deck space for luxury cruising. Quattroelle was built by Oceanco and designed by acclaimed superyacht designers Nuvolari Lenard. She was launched in 2012, however, until now Quatroelle can compete with the newly launched yachts in term of a variety of opulent features. There is a helipad, fully equipped gymnasium, spa room, a cinema theatre, art gallery and a massive Spa pool for eight people.

Quattroelle. Photo by Claus Jordan

Quattroelle. Photo by Claus Jordan

Watch: Yacht Support Vessel GAME CHANGER in London

May 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Launched earlier in 2017, Game Changer is a stunning 70m/227ft Yacht Support vessel with helipad hangar. Built by DAMEN, the leader in the yacht support vessel construction, Game Changer features a full-certified helicopter deck, which provides so much freedom travelling to remote yacht charter destinations or mother yachts. The Yacht Support Vessel has made the first appearance in London last week.

Game Changer in London. Photo credit Jeff Brown - Breed Media

Game Changer in London. Photo credit Jeff Brown – Breed Media

Game Changer in London. Photo credit @rulecrewing

Game Changer in London. Photo credit @rulecrewing

70m Damen Game Changer. photo credit @zaz_g

70m Damen Game Changer. photo credit @zaz_g

Find out more about DAMEN Game Changer here.

Motor Yacht of the Year: Lurssen 156m Dilbar

May 17, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

We applaud the triumph of Lurssen Yachts, as the 156m Mega Yacht Dilbar receives the “Motor Yacht of the Year” award at the 2017 World Superyacht Awards. The authorities of Boat International Media held the event this year in Florence, Italy. Perhaps, the most important event in the industry, WSA attracted the elite of the yachting world anticipated decisions of the judges selecting the best of the best yachts delivered in 2016. You can view the full list of the winners here.

Dilbar. Photo credit Chris Suffeleers

Dilbar. Photo credit Chris Suffeleers

Dilbar also won in her category for “Displacement Motoryacht 3,000 GT and Above”. “One of the most complex and challenging yachts to be built”, as the judges described her, Dilbar is officially largest superyacht in the world in terms of gross tonnage. According to Lurssen, Dilbar’s gross tonnage is 15,917 tonnes, while her owner/guest area is of a very impressive size of 3,800 sqm.

Dilbar. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Dilbar. Photo credit Jeff Brown

The exterior design of the magnificent 156m Dilbar is a courtesy of Espen Oeino, while her interior design is by Winch Design.

Below are some of the best shots of the “Motor Yacht of the Year” – Dilbar:

Dilbar. Photo credit T. Kruse-Heidler

Dilbar. Photo credit T. Kruse-Heidler

dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

Dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

Dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

World Superyacht Awards. Boat International Media

World Superyacht Awards. Boat International Media

Dilbar is currently in the Mediterranean and will stay there for the summer. Stay tuned, as there will be incredible photos of this mega yacht in Monaco, Italy, France and other destinations.

Official Images: 98m Superyacht Aviva Delivered

May 16, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Luxury superyacht Aviva was spotted in the UK last week, where she was delivered to her owner. The builder of this stunning vessel, Abeking & Rasmussen revealed the official images of this imposing 98m vessel. Find out more about Aviva here.

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva delivered

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva delivered

Till von Krause (Abeking & Rasmussen Sales Director):

“We are very proud to present our latest superyacht named “AVIVA“. This is the result of highest workmanship and best communication between the owner and his team during the short period of less than three years.”

Image Gallery:

98m MY Aviva. Abeking & Rasmussen

98m MY Aviva. Abeking & Rasmussen

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva, May 2017

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva, May 2017

The World Superyacht Awards 2017: The Winners

May 15, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The World Superyacht Awards is a fantastic annual event held to acknowledge and honour the best luxury yachts on the planet. This year the ceremony took place at the Palazzo Vecchio in Italy on the 13th of May. The superyacht owners and industry leaders participated in the event filled with excitement and thrill to find out the names of the best superyachts launched throughout 2016. Here are the winners.

Sailing Yacht of the Year:

70m sailing yacht SYBARIS

Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Sybaris

 Motor Yacht of the Year:

156m motor yacht DILBAR

Mega Yacht Dilbar. Photo via @boss_yachting

Mega Yacht Dilbar. Photo via @boss_yachting

 Voyager’s Award:

49m Motor Yacht GLAZE

M/Y Glaze

M/Y Glaze

Refitted Yachts:

85m Motor Yacht AQUILA 

Motor yacht Aquila. Photo by Rupert Pearce

Motor yacht Aquila. Photo by Rupert Pearce

Rebuild Yachts:

77.40m Motor Yacht LEGEND

Luxury motor yacht Legend was announced the best superyacht in the Rebuild category. After an extensive refit by ICON Yachts, Legend is looking stunning, offering her charter guests opulent amenities and lavish accommodation for 26 guests in 13 cabins. Legend is available for charters from EUR 460,000 per week plus expenses. She carries plenty of water toys, including a submarine, and can cruise literally anywhere int the world.

LEGEND superyacht - photo courtesy of Diana Yacht Design

LEGEND superyacht – photo courtesy of Diana Yacht Design

Sailing yachts 30m to 39.90m:

36.60m sailing Yacht MY SONG

Sailing Yacht My Song

Sailing Yacht My Song

Sailing Yachts 40m and Above:

70m sailing Yacht SYBARIS

Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 30m to 33.9m:

32.26m motor Yacht BOTTI

The beautiful 32.26m superyacht Botti was designed by bespoke Nuvolari Lenard and built by Monte Carlo Yachts. This two-deck planing luxury vessel can reach a top speed of 28 knots. She features plenty of space for socialising and recreation, including a large bathing platform, a cinema, dining and lounging areas.

M/Y Botti. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

M/Y Botti. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 34m to 39.9m:

35.20m motor yacht GIPSY

Motor yacht Gipsy

Motor yacht Gipsy

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 40m to 49.9m:

45m motor yacht AMORE MIO

Superyacht Amore Mio

Superyacht Amore Mio

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 50m and Above:

70m motor yacht GALACTICA SUPERNOVA

Galactica Super Nova. Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova. Guillaume Plisson

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500 GT – 30m to 42.9m:

42.20 motor yacht X

Motor Yacht X

Motor Yacht X

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT 43m and Above:

46m motor yacht LA PASSION

M/Y La Passion. Photo credit Jeff Brown

M/Y La Passion. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Displacement Motor Yachts Between 500GT and 1,499GT:

70 motor yacht JOY

One of the finest superyachts in the world of charter yachts, Joy boasts exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell and interior design by Studio Indigo. Joy offers ample exterior spaces and an incredible “closer-to-the-sea” cruising experience. She was launched by Feadship last year, and it took her very little time to become the charterer’s favourite.

 Superyacht Joy on her sea trial - image copyright Feadship


Superyacht Joy on her sea trial – image copyright Feadship

Displacement Motor Yachts Between 1,500 GT and 2,999GT:

72.50m motor yacht CLOUDBREAK

Designed by acclaimed Espen Oeino and built by Abeking & Rasmussen, motor yacht Cloubreak also has the title of one of the most significant explorer yachts worldwide. Her total gross tonnage of over 2,200 tonnes and huge interior volumes allow for superb luxury amenities. Cloubreak takes her charter guests to the most remote and spectacular locations on the planet. To find out more about locations, rates and availability, please contact our charter brokers.

Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Displacement Motor Yachts 3,000 GT and Above:

156m Motor yacht DILBAR

Dilbar. Photo via @superyachts_gibraltar

Dilbar. Photo via @superyachts_gibraltar

Judges’ Special Award for Quality & Value:

33.40m motor yacht NARVALO

Cantiere delle Marche motor yacht Narvalo was acknowledged for her great design, quality and price, and was named a perfect example of a ‘pocket explorer yacht’. Narvalo is a fantastic superyacht for cruising in the shallow waters of the Caribbean that also stands out with her excellent features of an explorer vessel. Spacious interior spaces, long range, seaworthiness and toys and tenders storage space make this 33.40m yacht one of the nicest charter yachts.

M/Y Narvalo

M/Y Narvalo

 Judges’ Special Award for Achievement -

50m motor yacht CHASSEUR

The award winner motor yacht Chasseur was named one of the best vessel launched by Christensen Shipyard. The judges acknowledged that Chasseur was built during the difficult times and marked the reopening of the yard. Chasseur boasts slim exterior lines with timeless design and offers airy and bright exterior spaces. This 50m charter vessel is available in various parts of the world.

M/Y Chasseur. Photo credit mychassuer.com

M/Y Chasseur. Photo credit mychassuer.com

Judges’ Special Award for Outstanding video:

43m motor yacht LATITUDE

With a help of drones Anil Thadani, the owner of the superyacht, produced a fantastic video of Latitude’s journey in the icy waters of the Svalbard Archipelago. You can watch the video below:

Legacy Award:

Alex Dreyfoos

If you would like to find out more about luxury charter superyachts please do not hesitate to contact our friendly brokers.

In Pictures: Melnichenko’s Sailing Yacht A Arrives in Italy

May 14, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The truly unique 143-metre Sailing Yacht A arrived in Italy for the warm weekend, as was reported by By Tourist communication agency. Sailing Yacht A made her way to Italy from Monaco, where she was spotted together with her sister Motor Yacht A for the first time.

Sailing Yacht A in Nerano. Photo credit By Tourist

Sailing Yacht A in Nerano. Photo credit By Tourist

Sailing Yacht A was built by Nobiskrug in 2016 and was recently delivered to her owner, Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. This luxury vessel is another proud achievement of the bespoke superyacht designer Philippe Starck, who previously designed a large number of outstanding sailing yachts. Sailing Yacht A’s cost at around $460 million, which makes her one of the most expensive superyachts in the world.

SAILING YACHT A in Nerano. Photo credit By Tourist

Sailing Yacht A in Nerano. Photo credit By Tourist

Melnichenko’s family abroad Sailing Yacht A has made stops in the stunning Italian yachting destinations: Sardinia, Nerano and Capri. The cruise services will have been taken care of by “Luise” Maritime Agency, which has 170 years of experience in yachting. The Capri tour was supported by the Capri Service Team, which has gained a great reputation in the industry of luxury services, events and itineraries.

Sailing Yacht A arriving in Capri. Photo by Andrea Salvia, Company By Tourist

Sailing Yacht A arriving in Capri. Photo by Andrea Salvia, Company By Tourist

Sailing Yacht A is a sail-assisted motor yacht with a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system. She features eight bridges, a helipad and an underwater observatory area. Her highly innovative masts of a light weight can resist extremely strong winds and measure 91 metres. Lavish accommodation if provided for 20 guests and 54 crew.

SY A in Capri. Photo by Andrea Salvia, Company By Tourist

SY A in Capri. Photo by Andrea Salvia, Company By Tourist

Nobiskrug began the construction worlds in 2012 with the intention of keeping the project confidential. However, images of the vessel were revealed at the first development stage of the so-called project “White Pearl”.

Information supplied by byTourist

Find out more about Sailing Yacht A here.

Superyacht Video: Oceanco’s 110m Jubilee on Sea Trials

May 01, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Launched in February 2017, mega yacht Project Jubilee is the largest ever built in the Netherlands. This head-turning vessel was built by the bespoke shipbuilder Oceanco and designed by Igor Lobanov. Jubilee is now undergoing her first sea trials in Rotterdam, where she was photographed by Dutch Yachting.

Jubilee on her first day of sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Mega Yacht Jubilee on her first day of sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Below is the video of  Jubilee being transported on her first sailing trials in Rotterdam.

The naval architecture of Jubilee was developed by Azure Naval Architects. The superyacht world still awaits the official photos of her interior design, which was created by Sam Sorgiovanni.

110m Mega Yacht Jubilee on sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

110m Mega Yacht Jubilee on sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Holland’s largest yacht to date, the 110.1m: 360’11” Jubilee, left the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam this morning for its first day of sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Holland’s largest yacht to date, the 110.1m: 360’11” Jubilee, left the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam this morning for its first day of sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Mega yacht Jubilee is truly unique, as she boasts some incredible features, such as a large pool deck with an aquarium, a huge beach club, a helicopter operating deck, and lavish accommodation for 30 guests.

M:Y Jubilee - Oceanco. Sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

M:Y Jubilee – Oceanco. Sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Oceanco mega yacht Jubilee on sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

Oceanco mega yacht Jubilee on sea trials. Photo- © Dutch Yachting & @thenauticallady

After sea trials, Jubilee is expected to cruise the Mediterranean this summer.

Top 15 Superyachts with Helicopters

April 28, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

With plenty of various amenities, superyachts offer comfortable and truly opulent travel experience, while yacht helicopters are an essential part of it. Just imagine: you can reach the most remote destinations to explore some hidden gems in the finest yachting locations in the world or land in busy city centres. All that includes total flexibility of point-to-point travelling, getting you to places you need to be at in luxury and style. The magnificent charter yachts nowadays offer the ultimate fun experiences for you and your group, including heli-fishing, heli-skiing and private island dining, due to their capabilities of landing and carrying helipads. Let’s take a look at the top 15 private and charter yachts with helicopters.

1. Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games)

The incredible 50m charter superyacht Amarula Sun offers everything her guests would wish to have on a charter yacht: a spa pool with a swim-up bar, huge sun pads, BBQ area, gym, Xbox, Playstation, Plasma TV with satellite connection and luxury dining spaces are among her outstanding amenities. Amazing yacht charter experience is guaranteed. The guests have the opportunity of travelling to and from Amarula Sun by helicopter, as her sundeck area can serve as a touch-and-go heli pad. Amarula Sun can sleep 10-12 charter guests and is available for charters in the Bahamas and Florida from US$ 195,000.

Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games) with helicopter

Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games) with helicopter

 2. Cloudbreak

Cloudbreak is certainly one of the most popular superyachts of 2016. There is no wonder, as the team of acclaimed engineers and designers worked on the naval architecture, as well as her interior and exterior. She is a 72m expedition yacht, capable of cruising anywhere in the world. This head-turning floating masterpiece has some special features including a Jacuzzi, exercise equipment, an elevator operated on all decks, and a large tender garage.  Charter Cloudbreak this summer from €750,000 per week plus expenses.

Motor Yacht Cloud Break - top view. Photo credit @brandondax

Motor Yacht Cloud Break – top view. Photo credit @brandondax

 3. Lady Christine

Undoubtedly, the list of the top 15 superyachts and their helicopters has to include a Feadship superyacht. The bespoke Dutch shipyard is best known for building exceptional quality superyachts. Motor yacht Lady Christine is one of those. Not only Lady Christine provides absolute comfort to her guests, but she also has an enormous storage space for a rescue boat, a large tender and a small sailing boat. This section of the vessel also serves as a helipad and stores two helicopter fuel tanks.

Lady Christine and helicopter

Lady Christine and helicopter

4. Attessa IV

Upon her re-launch in 2010 Attessa IV became the largest superyacht in North America. She made it to the top 25 largest yachts in the world, and back in 2010 was at the 23rd position. Originally built by Hayashikane Zosen Kk in 1999 and called Evergreen, she was sold to a new owner in 2007. She underwent an extensive rebuilt by Washington Yachting Group, where she was also extended by 30 feet. Attessa IV accommodates 36 guests, assisted by 21 crew members. This massive five-level yacht measures 100.60 metres and features a helipad on the upper aft deck and forepeak.

Attessa IV. Photo credit @rickyracer

Attessa IV. Photo credit @rickyracer

5. Garçon

Although Garcon is not an opulent superyacht but a fast yacht support vessel, she deserves the praise for carrying a huge luxurious helicopter, as this is what support vessels are for. Built specifically to serve Lurssen mega yacht Ace and to carry her water toys and tenders, Garcon measures 67m LOA.  Garcon also features a fully SOLAS certified helipad with 5,000 kg take-off weight for commercial use. Garson was built and launched in 2012 by Damen Shipyards, and in 2013 was honoured with the ISS Awards of Distinction for Innovation.

Garcon. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Garcon. Photo credit Jeff Brown

6. Sunrays

Motor yacht Sunrays was launched in 2010 by Oceanco, and in the same year received an award for the “Best Power Yacht over 65 metres” at the ISS Design and Leadership Award Ceremony. Her striking teal coloured aluminium hull is a work of Bjorn Johansson Design, while the interior styling is by famous Terence Disdale. Sunray’s heavenly interior design is unique, and have an airy and welcoming ambience. Indulge in luxury and add a helicopter ride when booking Sunrays this for charter in the Mediterranean.

Sunrays at Abu Dhabi Yas Marina. Photo @yachthelicopters

Sunrays at Abu Dhabi Yas Marina. Photo @yachthelicopters

7. Luna

If you are into yachts and luxury travelling, you probably know by now that the 155-metre mega yacht Luna is one of the largest yachts with some extraordinary features. She carries a submarine, multipurpose limousines and has not just one, but two helipads. Her 20-metre swimming pool is another wow characteristic. We wish Luna would be available for charter one day, as this expedition yacht could take her charter guests to breathtaking Galapagos, Alaska and the Pacific.

Luna: Helicopter landing. Photo credit Muscapix

Luna: Helicopter landing. Photo credit Muscapix

8. Samar

Motor yacht Samar is a 77m steel-and-aluminum luxury motor yacht designed by Laurent Giles and built by Devonport Yachts of England in 2006.  She is a very large and luxurious charter yacht which boasts everything that can be offered on a private motor yacht. Samar is capable of extended global cruising, where her charter guests will never get bored. Samar has a helipad, a large Spa Pool pool, an open bar, large outdoor living areas, a garage, as well as a movie theatre. Accommodation is offered for 12 guests, assisted by a professional crew of 26. Portofino, NaplesCapri, Amalfi, Monaco, and France are the places she will be available at for charter in summer 2017. She is available from US$ 650,000 per week plus expenses.

Samar. Photo credit @kdewet

Samar. Photo credit @kdewet

9. Skyfall (ex. Mi Sueno)

Skyfall is a symbol of a high-quality motor yacht, which features the latest marine technology and exquisite styling. Launched in 2010 by Trinity Yachts, luxury yacht Skyfall measure 58 metres and offers accommodation for a party of 10. Her cabin configuration consists of a master suite, 2 VIP cabins, one double and one twin. Her name comes from the James Bond famous movie series, which implies that this superyacht surely has an outstanding feature. Aboard Skyfall, the guests will have an opportunity to have delicious breakfast prepared by a private chef and continue the day with taking off in a helicopter to explore the best of Mediterranean. The Ionian Islands, Grenadines, Greece, Turkey, East and West Mediterranean, and Croatia is where motor yacht Skyfall will be available for this summer from $275,000 per week plus expenses.

Skyfall. Photo credit @yachthelicopters

Skyfall. Photo credit @yachthelicopters

10. ICE (ex. AIR)

Motor yacht ICE became the Superyacht of the Year at the 2006 World Superyacht Awards. No doubt that the title of one of one the best yachts in the world implies that ICE is a very special vessel. The two famous designers Terence Disdale and Tim Heywood worked on her interior and exterior respectively. The result is the striking exterior profile and divine interior decor. ICE can sleep 14 guests in 7 well-appointed cabins. She has been spotted in various locations with her massive helicopter.

Superyacht ICE. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Superyacht ICE. Photo credit Julien Hubert

11. Serene

At 134 metres, motor yacht Serene boasts a huge beam of 18.5 metres. Can you image how much luxury living space is offered on board this beauty? Serene provides a full seven decks of exterior and interior space. With an abundance of amenities, this mega yacht stands out among other luxury yachts. The two helicopter landing platforms, an enormous internal sea water pool, several spa pools, plus storage for a large submarine are some of the superb features. Serene has enough space to accommodate 24 guests and 52 crew members.

Superyacht Serene. Photo credit Mark Oconnell

Superyacht Serene. Photo credit Mark O’Connell

12. Madame Gu

Madame Gu is a superyacht that has it all for a luxury vacation in style. A helipad, excellent water toys and tenders, a spa pool and a night club guarantee lots of entertainment to her guests. Although Madame Gu is not available for private luxury charters, we still admire this vessel. She was built by Feadship to the design by De Voogt Naval Architects. Her interior is by Andrew Winch. She has 6 lavish cabins to accommodate 12 guests, and 18 crew cabins to sleep 36 crew members. This floating masterpiece was photographed in Port Vell in Barcelona where is always a very welcomed guest.

Madame Gu. photo credit Jeff Brown

Madame Gu. photo credit Jeff Brown

 13. Triton

Back in 2004 motor yacht Tritone became the largest composite yacht built in the U.S. upon her delivery. Her capabilities include prolonged cruising distances, as well as cruising in the most distant locations. Triton was built for her owner, who is passionate about sports fishing, deep-sea scuba diving, and water games and various activities. Hence, the yacht was built with an advanced hull laminate schedule utilising carbon fibre to ensure strength and durability. Triton’s red-coloured striking helicopter is seen in the photo of her cruising in the icy waters.

Triton and Helicopter

Triton and Helicopter

14. Vibrant Curiosity

Another outstanding superyacht built by Oceanco, Vibrant Curiosity is an 85-metre displacement vessel that turns heads at any port. She was photographers in Auckland, New Zealand with her large helicopter a few weeks ago. This giant luxury vessel can sleep 18 guests in 7 beautifully furnished cabins. A professional crew of 26 professionals take care of everything on board. Vibrant Curiosity reaches a top speed of 20 knots and is powered y a pair of MTU 16V 595 TE70 engines.

Vibrant Curiosity in Auckland. Photo credit CharterWorld

Vibrant Curiosity in Auckland. Photo credit CharterWorld

15. Pegasus VIII (ex PEGASUS V, PRINCESS MARIANA)

At 78.60 metres, luxury motor yacht PEGASUS VIII provides a lot more than you would think. Her amazing interior layout includes a large salon with sophisticated decor, a cinema theatre, formal and casual dining spaces, as well as other great living areas. There are five lavish cabins to accommodate 12 guests. Those who love water activities will love the beach club of Pegasus VIII, which can be “flooded” and therefore provides the easiest access to the water with embarkation and disembarkation inside the yacht. Pegasus VIII is ideal for charter with family and kids. The 12m swimming pool with underwater light, six wave runners, jet-skis and tenders will add extra enjoyment when on a charter vacation. The helipad on board also transforms into golf driving range. Secure motor yacht Pegasus for charter in the Italian and French Rivieras this summer, from US$ 650,000 per week plus expenses.

Pegasus VIII. Photo credit @yachtmasters

Pegasus VIII. Photo credit @yachtmasters

You can view a great selection of luxury yachts available for charter here. To find out more or to make a booking, please contact our friendly charter brokers. They will be able to assist you with all enquiries, as well as provide impartial advice and professional service. With the Mediterranean yachting season being just around the corner, superyachts are booking up very fast. Check out the 2017 Mediterranean charter specials and 10 brand new superyachts for charter.

 

Mind-Blowing Photos of Mega Yachts Ona (ex. Dilbar) and Dilbar in Monaco

April 25, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Launched in 2008 by the famous German shipbuilder Lurssen, mega yacht Ona (ex. Dilbar) is a breathtaking 110-metre luxury vessel. She was designed by Tim Heywood, and her exterior resembles superyacht Pelorus and Radiant. Ona is an outstanding full-displacement vessel built to the highest quality.

110m Ona (ex. Dilbar) in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

110m Ona (ex. Dilbar) in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Alberto Pinto worked on the opulent interior design of Ona. Accommodation layout of Ona comprises of at least ten luxurious cabins to accommodate 20 guests, assisted by a crew of 47. Mega Yacht Ona has two helipads, which make her a truly lavish yacht.

Stunning Ona (ex. Dilbar) in Monaco with her underwaterlights on. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Stunning Ona (ex. Dilbar) in Monaco with her underwaterlights on. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Mega Yacht Ona (ex. Dilbar) and the best company ever: Superyachts Madame GU, Royal Romance, Atlantis 2 and Hermitage. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Mega Yacht Ona (ex. Dilbar) and the best company ever: Superyachts Madame GU, Royal Romance, Atlantis 2 and Hermitage. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Built from steel and aluminium, Ona is powered by 2 MTU diesel engines and can reach a top speed of 21 knots. Ona boasts zero-speed stabilisers for comfortable cruising in her favourite destination.

Ona (ex. Dilbar) and Royal Romance spotted in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Ona (ex. Dilbar) and Royal Romance spotted in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

 

Luxury motor yacht Dilbar (ex. Project Omar) is a 156m enormous vessel, also built by Lurssen. Dilbar was delivered last year and made to the top 10 most popular superyachts of 2016. Dilbar features a total of 3,800 sqm of living spaces and has amazing 18,000 registered tonnage.

Dilbar using dynamic position with Monaco in the background. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Dilbar using dynamic position with Monaco in the background. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Bird-eye view on mega yacht Ona (ex. Dilbar). Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Bird-eye view on mega yacht Ona (ex. Dilbar). Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Dilbar was designed by one of the leading superyacht designers, Espen Oeino.

Mighty Dilbar in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Mighty Dilbar in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Front view of Dilbar at night in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Front view of Dilbar at night in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

The “new Dilbar” and the “old Dilbar”, as many call these yachts, are regular visitors of the beautiful places in the Mediterranean, especially Monaco, Nice, St Tropez and Cannes.

Photo of the week: 99m Madame GU and 96m Faith in Antibes

April 13, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

With her brand new name showcased at the aft, motor yacht Faith (previously knows as Vertigo) was spotted moored next to the imposing 99-metre superyacht Madame Gu in Antibes, France. Both yachts were built by Feadship, with Madame Gu’s launch in 2013 and Faith’s launch in 2016.

Madame gu 99m and faith 96m in Antibes both built by feadship. Photo credit @kyleloubser

Madame gu 99m and faith 96m in Antibes both built by Feadship. Photo credit @kyleloubser

Madame Gu boasts striking exterior, designed by Andrew Winch. No wonder, yacht spotters cannot miss an opportunity to capture this yacht – look at her head-spinning blue hull! Madame Gu is powered by 4 MTU 20V4000 M73 diesel engines and can reach a top speed of 24 knots. She can accommodate 12 guests, assisted by a crew of 38.

As for Faith, she is a brand new luxury vessel with a LOA of 96.55m. Her well-balanced exterior lines were drawn by Redman Whiteley Dixon. The luxurious interior of Faith was designed by Chahan Interior Design. With a pair of MTU 16V4000 M63L diesel engines, Faith has a top speed of 17 knots. She sleeps 12 guests overnight and is operated by a crew of 26.

Find out more about superyachts built by Feadship or view amazing photos of Faith recently photographed in Gibraltar.